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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 28, 2008
  • 06:43 PM

i have a sore knee. it is swollen sup lightly to the right jst underneath my knee. the actual injury occured a few months ago bt ive jst put up with the pain until now. i havent seen a doctor or anything like that. the pain increases if it has been in one position for a long time and i move it. it increases if i run. the swollen part is sore to touch and sometimes there is a grinding sensation along with pain around the back of my knee. the muscles just above my knee joint get very sore too and constantly feel streched and tired.
the problem is i'm only a fourteen year old girl and my parents dnt no hw sore it is. i havent actualli told them it still hurts because they will think i am faking because at the time of injury, my other knee hurt bt the sore one now didn't. then a few days after, the now sore one hurt. if i tell them then they will think i am faking. i have asked help frm the local chemist bt he told me i need to see a doctor bt i cnt because my parents dnt no.
i am an active sports person and this pain is not letting me perform at my best. please help me. any self-treatment u can recommend would be very appreciated. i cant put up with this any longer

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  • Well, I haven't the benefit of direct examination but based upon your description and course of the event, it may be possible that you have a torn meniscus, which is a fiberous cartilage located at the area you describe and such an injury represents one of the most common injuries suffered by persons who are active in sports where running and rapid agility is required. Your parents need to take you to your family doctor in order to obtain imaging studies and provide arthroscopic treatment if warranted. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • December 29, 2008
    • 02:35 PM
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  • You must listen to dr Cottle and see a doctor. Please show your parents dr Cottle's reply. Good luck, honey. :)
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • December 29, 2008
    • 09:10 PM
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  • hi. my knee is still agony. i still havent been to the doctor. i want to know is there anything that i can do at hme without my parents finding out and without having to go to the doctor. any suggestions?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 22, 2009
    • 08:11 PM
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  • Is there a nurse or a doctor at your school? Could you talk to them?
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • January 25, 2009
    • 07:54 PM
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  • there is a nurse at our school bt she knows my mummy n daddy and i dnt want them to know. my football season starts soon and i really want to play but it will be too hard if i cnt play properli. i jst want to know if there are any ways i can try to treat it at hme by myself.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 30, 2009
    • 11:58 PM
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  • There is nothing that I know of. As dr Cottle said this can be meniscus damage and it requires a doctor, x-rays etc. When you get a sore knee, you can easily get the other knee sore as well, when trying to spare the knee that was sore first. I have experienced this myself. So it’s nothing unusual to have both knees sore. Can you please try talking to your parents; I don’t think they will get angry at you. I really wish I could help more. I am sorry that I can’t. Good luck, sweetie! :)
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 02:01 AM
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  • is it possible for me to make a doctors appointment without my parents finding out? i could try that bt my mummy always insists on goin with me evry time i go in2 the doctors.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 11:51 PM
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  • i jst though u wood all like to know that im jst goin to get on with it and run on through the pain.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2009
    • 09:50 PM
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  • i jst though u wood all like to know that im jst goin to get on with it and run on through the pain. If you continue to play football with an unknown injury causing you such pain, then you may develop permanent knee problems for the rest of your life. Don't be so foolish!!! Sorry, but you cannot wish an injury away...and if you further ignore the advice you have received here, then you have no one but yourself to blame and you may want to look into why you are being so self destructive. I am sorry if I seem harsh, but an injury needs to heal...playing thru an injury is just plain stupid. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 2, 2009
    • 02:31 AM
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  • Hun just tell your mum your knee is sore & swollen, you dont have to go into an explanation about which knee you orginally complained about, the chances are they wont remember which one it was anyway. Fluid can build up over days after injury, there is no reason that your parents wouldn't believe you. Your mum wont want you suffering & neglecting treatment, the sooner you get it seen too the better. Good luck hunny....:)
    Tootsie 628 Replies
    • February 2, 2009
    • 09:54 AM
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